By Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri
The Yobe State government has made a giant stride to reposition the state’s education sector by spending N3 billion in the last couple of months.
The state government said it spent massively on the education sector so as to bridge the gap of the state, which is appraised as one of the educationally disadvantaged states in the country.
Disclosing the amount spent in the education sector in the last couple of months in a press statement on Monday, the Director of Press Affairs to Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, Mallam Abdullahi Bego, said over N3 billion was spent in various education-related expenses, including the rehabilitation and expansion of three secondary schools, feeding of students in boarding schools, payment of fees for students writing the West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) examination.
The fund also covers payment for special remedial programme for Yobe students in the University of Maiduguri as well as fees for Yobe students in various Nigeria-Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) in Mamudo, Kano, Kaduna, and Abuja, amongst others.